NEW Game of Thrones Book 5 – A Dance With Dragons
Title: A Dance With Dragons
Author: George R. R. Martin
The long awaited novel – book five of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ epic fantasy series – A Dance with Dragons is finally set to release on the 12th of July, 2011. Several dates for its release was previously announced but was not accomplished by author George R. R. Martin. Now that the novel is actually (almost) completed, I don’t think we’ll be in for any more disappointments!
Publisher Bantam Spectra made the announcement on March 3rd and after six long years of anticipation, this news comes as a real thrill for fans (by that I mean me!) The publisher estimates the book to run over 900 pages (as long as the longest book of the series – A Storm of Swords.) This news is doubly thrilling especially with the TV adaptation of the series – HBO’s Game of Thrones – is set to make its debut on the 17th of April, 2011. Well, I’m all set for the summer!
Here’s what George has to say about the book:
“I don’t want to spoil any surprises. I can say all the characters people have been waiting for are there: Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Tyrion. There’s also new characters, and viewpoints from characters who did not have viewpoints before.”
According to sources, the novel (as expected) will continue with the outcome of the massive battle. In the north Jon Snow is yet to face the biggest challenge of his life. Jon has powerful enemies not only in the creatures of the mysterious land of ice but also within his own Night watch of the formidable northern frontier.
Daenerys Targaryen, the only remaining scion of House Targaryen, now rules the city of the east with her three dragons. Daenerys however has numerous enemies that have set out for her. As her enemies rise against her, another man has set out to find her with his own plans in mind.
Tyrion Lannister on the other hand, is also on his way to Daenerys, having fled from Westeros with a price set for his head. Tyrion’s allies in this process are not actually what they seem to be. Their real intentions could damage Daenerys’ chances for Westeros forever.
From all corners of the great kingdom conflicts are slowly reviving and once again treachery and betrayal make their way into the war ravaged land. Nobles, slaves, soldiers, skinchangers, priests and outlaws alike will face undefeatable barriers. And although some will fail the survivors will grow in strength as darkness creeps in. A Dance with Dragons tells the tale of the greatest dance of all as the strong waves of destiny and politics take their toll.